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Pedestrian Accidents

MTA Driver Arrested for Hitting Pedestrian While Driving Drunk

On April 27, an intoxicated MTA bus driver was arrested. The driver, Raquel James, was driving while drunk along Rockaway Parkway and Winthrop Street in Brooklyn. This happened at around 3 in the morning. While driving, he hit a female pedestrian. This information comes from the police. James was taken into custody. He has been charged with multiple charges including vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated, and more. The extent of the injuries to the pedestrian is not known at this time. If we learn any more details about this accident, we will keep you posted. This is an emerging story. If you’ve been seriously...

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Safety tips that all New York City pedestrians should regularly review to avoid accidents

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After struggling to survive a New York City pedestrian accident with a motor vehicle, most people wonder if they can obtain justice and be reasonably compensated for all their harms and losses. Rest assured that our law firm’s twenty + years of experience handling cases like yours will help us build the strongest case possible. If we cannot secure a generous settlement amount for you – we will take your case to court where we will try to win the maximum compensation available. The F&A pedestrian accident lawyers have offices in Brooklyn including Bensonhurst and Bedford Stuyvesant, the Bronx, Manhattan...

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What To Do If You Had A Trip And Fall Accident

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1. If you are injured, call an ambulance from the scene of the accident and go to the hospital. Don't leave the scene. One of the most frequent defenses raised by insurance companies is that the accident did not happen in the manner alleged or in the location alleged. Having an EMS crew arrived at the exact spot you fell and document it in their report will help prevent such arguments by the defendants. 2. Take photographs of your injuries including bruises, scarring, and casts or braces. Take photographs of the location where you fell and the defective condition that caused...

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Hoverboard Injury Lawyers Discuss Their Case on NBC TV News – Trial Lawyer Interviewed

Hoverboard Situation Last week the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) has officially issued a recall for over half a million hoverboards explain NYC hoverboard injury lawyers. Consequently, after a long and thorough investigation into the safety of hoverboards, the Commission found that the scooter’s batteries may overheat leading to a possible fire or explosion. Nearly one hundred incidents have been reported throughout the United States of hoverboards erupting in flames, exploding, catching fire, or emanating smoke. These claims include both personal injury and property damage. The CPSC has explicated said the hoverboards that are the subject of the recall had design flaws...

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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threat to NYC Pedestrian Safety

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Falling Debris Accidents Pose Serious Threat to NYC Pedestrian Safety For decades, most New York City pedestrians have assumed that being hit by a vehicle while crossing the street was the biggest danger they faced. Unfortunately, the December 2019 death of New York City architect Erica L. Tishman put everyone on notice that falling building debris can suddenly take the life of any pedestrian. Ms. Tishman was walking near her office on the southeast corner of 49th Street and Seventh Avenue when a piece of loose terra cotta fell from a building – hitting her on the head and killing her. As...

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Possible Case Values for Clients Who May Require Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

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Possible Case Values for Clients Who May Require Arthroscopic Knee Surgery When our firm first meets with new clients, our lawyers always explain that it can be very difficult to provide early estimates regarding a case’s settlement value since so much depends on each case’s unique facts. Furthermore, the main factors that can help us determine the possible range of recovery include whether your injuries are permanent, extensive and require surgery. We must also find out the total cost of your medical treatments – and then use that figure to help us calculate our request for your pain and suffering. It’s also...

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Far Too Many Pedestrian Accidents Keep Happening in NYC

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Far Too Many Pedestrian Accidents Keep Happening in NYC The latter part of 2019 proved to be just as dangerous for pedestrians as the earlier part of that same year. In fact, during one 72-hour period, six pedestrians were killed – four of them by commercial truck drivers. Despite the city’s efforts to decrease all traffic accidents and fatalities under the Vision Zero program, there appears to be ongoing fluctuation in the high number of people dying on New York City streets each year.  The only truly redeemable part of the 2019 statistics indicated that there were fewer traffic deaths for the...

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Falling Object Accidents Expose Workers and Innocent Bystanders To Grave Risks

In New York City’s boroughs and beyond, falling objects repeatedly threaten the safety and well-being of innocent bystanders and workers alike. The region is one of the most densely populated in the entire country, and the prevalence of high-rise structures increases gravity-related accidents. Sometimes, larger objects like crane booms fall to the ground, resulting in injury and/or death. For example, in February 2016, a boom crashed to the ground in TriBeCa, killing a man from the Upper West Side. Smaller objects can also severely injure private citizens and workers, particularly when they fall large distances. Case Study: Falling Hammock On Tuesday, April 25,...

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Update: Shirley Hit-and-Run Crash

In Shirley, Long Island, police are still looking into a crash that left a pedestrian in critical condition. The crash was a hit-and-run accident. This incident occurred at about 2:30 in the morning last Sunday on William Floyd Parkway near Flintlock Drive. Police said that a man was walking east across the parkway when he was hit by a vehicle going south. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. His identity has not yet been released. We are waiting or information about this accident. The Suffolk County Detectives are still investigating. We will give you more information once it is...

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Pedestrian Seriously Hurt in Hit-and-Run in Shirley

Police are looking into a hit-and-run accident that happened in Suffolk County. This accident left one pedestrian seriously injured. The incident occurred at around 2:30 in the morning on Sunday on William Floyd Parkway near Flintlock Drive in Shirley. The police say a man was walking west to east on the parkway when he was hit by a car that was going southbound. The vehicle fled the scene. Suffolk County Detectives are still investigating. The victim was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition. His identity has not been released at this time. If you’ve been severely hurt in a pedestrian-vehicle accident that was...

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